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BBQ inspiration from around the world

Why not look a little further afield for inspiration when planning your next barbecue? Whether you go all-American, experiment with a spicy Indian feast or aim for holiday-inspired Greek flavours, turn your barbecue into a celebration of food from around the globe.

  1. American

    Burgers and hot dogs are the obvious classics but dig a little deeper for some new American barbecue styles to add to your next feast. This deliciously tender BBQ beef brisket is slow-cooked then seared on the barbecue to give it a smoky burst of flavour. If you’re feeding a crowd, try whole racks of sticky BBQ ribs coated in a glossy spiced Dr Pepper glaze. For a vegan treat, try these smoky BBQ mushroom buns.

  2. Japanese

    For a Japanese-inspired barbecue, turn to ingredients such as intense miso paste, zingy teriyaki and fresh chillies. This vegan barbecue miso aubergine combines all three in a caramelised glaze and is finished with fresh coriander and chopped peanuts for crunch. This teriyaki marinated broccoli is the perfect vegetarian barbecue side dish.

  3. Cuban

    Combine a classic Mexican recipe with the flavours of a Cuban rum cocktail for a crowd-pleasing batch of mojito prawn tacos. For these, king prawns are marinated in lime, paprika and garlic, then loaded into tortillas along with a tropical rum-infused salsa and slaw.

  4. Greek

    Inject the flavours of Greece into your next barbecue to evoke memories of a sunny summer holiday. These barbecued Greek lamb burgers mix succulent lamb mince with black olives, fragrant oregano and roasted peppers. Try these halloumi burgers for a fantastic vegetarian option. For a feta fix, blitz up a speedy red pepper and feta dip and serve with crudités or alongside barbecued meat and veg.

  5. Indian

    Spice up your barbecue with bold Indian flavours. Try barbecuing fluffy naan bread pizzas, adding a touch of chilli to veggie slaws or serving up a rich dahl for dipping alongside your grilled meat. For an easy way to add plenty of flavour, try these Indian chicken kebabs, marinated in spicy masala curry paste and griddled until caramelised.

  6. Korean

    Give your barbecue a boost with a helping of sesame, soy and ginger – key flavours in Korean cooking. Try marinating Korean pork skewers layered up with sweet red peppers. This Korean BBQ chicken burger is guaranteed to impress guests.

  7. Mexican

    Take some favourite Mexican dishes outside for barbecue season. Cook quesadillas on the grill until the tortilla is crisp and smoky – try these steak quesadillas, filled with charred steak and melting cheese. Give classic corn on the cob a Mexican spin with fajita-spiced butter, or try Mexican chicken burgers, piled high with guacamole and tangy lime mayo.

  8. Vietnamese

    A banh mi is a classic Vietnamese sandwich, traditionally made from crisp baguettes filled with meat and veg such as pickled carrots, cucumber and cabbage. We’ve kept the key flavours but transformed the traditional dish into Banh mi hot dogs – baguettes filled with barbecued sausages, fresh salad and a sweet chilli dressing.